Thursday, 30 April 2015

Everything Old is New Again

27" deep by 20" wide, 4' deep with chain and canopy. Click to enlarge photo.

Never having considered converting a hanging oil lamp to electric (previously considered self-imposed sacrilege), I was newly excited by the concept of applying this unique twist to an old theme. By inverting the arms formerly hanging below the shade that supported the font cap and burner apparatus, those mechanisms are now neatly secured in place above it. A dimmer switch socket was installed and the assembly suspended from an inverted bronze table lamp base arranged in conjunction with several other vintage elements. Finally, the shade band was once again decked out in prisms.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Modern Fluted Glass Pendant

15" deep by 13" wide, 4' deep with chain and canopy. Click to enlarge photo.

This fixture is a conversion of an older industrial unit to something more exotic. Maintaining its original glass shade, 3 rod and ring support mechanism, it is comprised of a 60’s inverted chromed ceiling mount, an equally shiny cylindrical lamp housing, several other modern elements and a large computer hard drive disk attached by a 3 armed floor lamp socket unit. Another first, it is illuminated by LED strip lights which, in conjunction with the fluted glass, casts a pleasant, ambient glow.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

New Direction. New Styles. New Name.

15" deep by 11" wide, 4' deep with chain and canopy. Click to enlarge photo.

New Styles: Marking my foray into the steam punk or industrial bohemian style, this pendant lamp is based on a weathered aluminum casting sourced from a local recycler and is embellished with a polished computer ring supported by 3 drum kit fasteners. Numerous modern fixture elements, an inverted lamp base and a 3 segment chandelier bulb socket complete its fabrication. It is supplied with a generous length of chromed chain and an equally ornate ceiling canopy.